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When mentioned Triumph cars, car models come in mind are always Triumph TR6, Triumph Spitfire, Triumph Thunderbird, and Triumph GT6.

London-UK-born Triumph was founded more than a century ago in 1885. A year before Karl Benz’s first car was invented. It has more than 100 years history in automobile industry. Triumph is one of the oldest London-founded car marque and it is currently owned by BMW.

It was all started by selling Triumph bicycles and later on started making own machines in 1889. In 1902, the company branched out into making Triumph motorcycles. The company did not make any cars until 1923, we see the birth of Triumph 10/20 which fitted with a 1.4 liter engine.

Triumph cars gained an immediate success due to its reputation as Britain’s largest motorcycle maker during late 1910s. The immediate success gives birth to the Triumph Super 7 in 1927 and it was sold in large number through to the 1930s. The production expanded to Triumph Super 8 in 1930, Super 9 in 1931, and Triumph Gloria 10 in 1933.

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Five notable Triumph models

  • Triumph TR6 – Triumph TR6 was introduced in 1969 followed the success of TR1 / 20TS, TR2, TR3, TR3A, TR3B, TR4, TR4A, and TR5. It was one of the most success TR-series. The production ends in 1976 with the introduction of Triumph TR7 in 1974. Today there are many Triumph enthusiasts still look for used Triumph TR6 for sales although there are no more production for this car.
  • Triumph Spitfire – Triumph Spitfire was first appeared in the market in 1962 known as Triumph Spitfire 4. The production of Triumph Spitfire MK I was end in 1965 and continue with MK II in 1965, M III in 1967, MK IV in 1970, and then Triumph Spitfire 1500 in 1974 and the production ends in 1980. Approximately 314,342 Triumph Spitfire was built from 1962 to 1980.
  • Triumph GT6 – The GT6 has a lot of story to tell. It was introduced in 1966 and production ends in 1973.
  • Triumph Acclaim – The last Triumph cars ever built in 1984. Approximately 133,625 units were built and sold over the world.
  • Triumph Thunderbird – It’s not car, but it is notable Triumph motorcycles just like Triumph Bonneville and Triumph Thruxton.

Over the years, Triumph had built many significant and notable cars other than some of the listed cars above. Some notable Pre-war models are like Triumph Dolomite 9, Triumph Dolomite Vitesse 14, Triumph Dolomite Roadster, and Triumph 12.

Just like other car marque, the production of Triumph cars was stop during World War, but it came back with more great cars after war like Triumph Roadster, Triumph Mayflower, Triumph Italia, Triumph Dove GTR4, Triumph Herald, Triumph 1300, 1500, Triumph Stag, Triumph Toledo, and many other Triumph cars to be listed here.


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